Just Transition for All

Many of the relevant technologies (such as solar, wind or nuclear) will be found under the "industries" section in Reports and Data
A 2022 conference paper which outlines the production of hydrogen using coal or gas with carbon capture and storage (CCS), known as blue hydrogen. [Originally posted at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/David-Walwyn/publication/363860831_Blue_Hydrogen_as_an_Interim_Phase_of_the_Just_Transition_Is_it_a_Feasible_Proposition_for_South_Africa/links/6332a0ad694dbe4bf4c435fe/Blue-Hydrogen-as-an-Interim-Phase-of-the-Just-Transition-Is-it-a-Feasible-Proposition-for-South-Africa.pdf]
A 2021 preview which synthesizes the findings of recent One Earth review by Martin-Roberts et al. which examined why carbon capture and storage failed to deliver on early promises and how it might nevertheless help mitigate climate change. This preview discusses implications for a 'just transition'. [Originally posted at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2590332221006084]
A 2022 study which identifies a risk of policy commitment to ‘polluter pays’ having sustained negative outcomes for capture firms, along with offshoring/leakage of jobs and GDP, and associated emissions, as demand shifts to lower cost overseas production. [Originally posted at https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14693062.2022.2110031]
A 2020 article which undertakes a systematic mapping of 649 cases of resistance movements to both fossil fuel (FF) and low carbon energy (LCE) projects, providing the most comprehensive overview of such place-based energy-related mobilizations to date. It finds that (1) Place-based resistance movements are succeeding in curbing both fossil-fuel and low-carbon energy projects. Over a quarter of projects encountering social resistance have been cancelled, suspended or delayed. (2) The evidence highlights that low carbon, renewable energy and mitigation projects are as conflictive as FF projects, and that both disproportionately impact vulnerable groups such as rural communities and Indigenous peoples. [Originally posted at https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/abc197/meta]
A 2020 article which argues that farmers are important actors in the context of supplying biomass, but their agency is limited by numerous institutional factors, such as cultivation practices, labor markets, and information systems. [Originally posted at https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/24/10355]
A 2022 paper which draws from a historical analysis of past energy projects to contribute to a more informed policy-making process toward a more 'just transition' to the hydrogen economy. [Originally posted at https://www.mdpi.com/2073-445X/11/12/2193]
A 2012 report which highlights occupational safety and health (OSH) as an integral part of the promotion of green jobs and a greener economy to achieve an economic and social development that is also environmentally sustainable. [Originally posted at https://www.ilo.org/safework/info/WCMS_175600/lang--en/index.htm]
A 2021 article which synthesizes the similarities and differences both within/between the terms “energy poverty” and “fuel poverty” as found in scientific literature of the past 30 years. [Originally posted at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652621012221]
A 2019 dissertation which makes the moral case for equitably transitioning away from fossil fuels in line with keeping global warming as close as possible to the Paris Climate Agreement’s more stringent target of keeping global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. It argues that we should do so while relying as little as possible on risky and uncertain negative emissions and geoengineering technologies, as doing so might prolong the fossil fuel era and pose grave potential costs both to the present and future generations. [Originally posted at https://digital.lib.washington.edu/researchworks/handle/1773/43733]
A 2021 article which fills the research gap by identifying the pros and cons for the development of biomass sea-based supply chains through secondary ports and specifying their relevance from the perspective of major stakeholders in the context of decarbonization processes. [Originally posted at https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/7/1796]
A 2020 report which provides an overview of recent employment trends at the global and EU-28 level related to the greening and decarbonisation of the economy, with a focus on the energy sector. [Originally posted at https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/343467849.pdf]
A 2022 article which explores tools and systems for ‘just transition’ using three buckets of scientific questions: (1) Technical: which GHG to remove, when, where, and by what mechanism; (2) Social-Policy: how to share GHG obligations between stakeholders to deliver the UN SDGs; (3) Data: how to create robust, trusted, and transparent data for reporting, accounting, and actions. Building on the analyses, this study recommends thirteen scientific evidence-based net-zero actions. [Originally posted at https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/15/5522]
A 2021 paper which describes an alternative narrative that can advance the debate on what role carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) may play. [Originally posted at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1750583620306605]
A 2022 paper which assesses the justice implications of three options that reduce emissions: CO2 capture and storage (CCS) on steel (up to 70%), bio-based steelmaking (up to 50%), and green hydrogen-based steel production (up to 100%). [Originally posted at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214629622001025]
A 2020 study which explores how the forest bioeconomy discourses are downscaled in the development of the forest peripheries in East and North Finland. [Originally posted at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1389934122000879]
A 2021 book which builds on an international workshop held between 25 and 27 June 2019 in Jena, Germany. The workshop was hosted by the Junior Research Group “Bioeconomy and Inequalities. Transnational Entanglements and Interdependencies in the Bioenergy Sector”, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). [Originally posted at https://library.oapen.org/bitstream/handle/20.500.12657/49529/9783030689445.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y]

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Covid-19 and a Just Transition in India's Coal Mining Sector The COVID 19 pandemic hit India hard in early 2020, with negative GDP growth and a surge in unemployment. In the energy sector, coal fired power generation was already under pressure from overcapacity, low electricity demand growth, and increasingly competitive renewables.
Considerations for a Just and Equitable Energy Transition As the energy transition accelerates, it is our responsibility, it is our opportunity, to ensure that in addition to contributing to a healthy planet by replacing fossil fuels with clean energy sources, this is accomplished in a just and equitable manner providing prosperity for all.

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